fire started as we set out from L'Escala to visit Tamariu. It
was only a small fire when we passed it on the way but as we rounded
Torroella De Montgri and approached Pals I could see in the car
rear mirror it was becoming huge and the smoke pall was changing
the sun into a red/orange colour. We out ran the smoke in the
sky and spent a couple of hours at Tamariu. Then the light changed
at Tamariu to an erie orange colour as it reached us again. Some
of my photography at Tamariu was affected by the colour from the
sun filtered through the smoke pall.
to L'Escala we were diverted by the police away from Torroella
De Montgri and had to go quite some distance north then turn back
south east. It was running back down towards L'Escala that I took
this panorama of the fire as it pushed along the northern slopes
of the hill.
the veranda of the apartment at L'Escala we watched as fire fighting
aircraft returned to dump load after load of water and what looked
like a red coloured powder. After dark we watched the fire burn
out to a large extent on the L'Escala facing slopes but we suspect
it started to take hold on the Torroella side since we could see
a red halo around the top of the hill.
following morning there was very little left of the smoke but
the aircraft continued to douse the slopes of the hill.
is a map that shows the area ...